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The Business News Headlines & More 9 July 2021

A quick reminder that you can follow us all day and night on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour. Today, the end of the work-week for many we've got a bunch of news and we'll kick things off with a boost to the middle class:

  • President Biden announces sweeping reforms;
  • Wells Fargo shuts down personal lines of credit;
  • The My Pillow Guy gets a court decision;
  • GM is recalling more trucks and why;
  • Just in: Biden fires the head of the Social Security Administration;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • So many jobs so few workers and why.

Plus, because it is Friday, we've got Jeff Pitts in to chat it up about Stuff to Do in the Des Moines Metro from the files at Cityview Magazine. To listen in...just click here.

 

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

Each Friday, after we cover the business news headlines, it's time to welcome Jeff Pitts who is the managing editor for Cityview Magazine. He's in to chat it up about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro.  And, even if you don't live here you might enjoy the conversation. Always...light.  At least we think so.  Today we're talking about the architecture walk,  sports, music, opera in Indianola (who knew...right?), music at Adventureland, Rendezvous on Riverview, the Des Moines Playhouse, Zoo Brew, Farmer's markets and so much more. Have some fun already!

Thanks for listening! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

The Business News Headlines 14 May 2021

The end of another business week and Wall Street had a day...but not enough to make it a positive week. Also, because it's Friday we've got Jeff Pitts in to go hyper-local on you and chat it up about Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro.  But first, the news:

  • The CDC and masks;
  • A union rips the CDC and fears for their workers;
  • Disney stock continues to fall but not Netflix;
  • In a surprise DoorDash does well;
  • GM and more EV news;
  • The oldest car company in the U.S. is...
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The troubling retail sales numbers.

As promised here's Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine with his list of Stuff to Do in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week...and, in one case, beyond. To listen click here

Thanks for listening! 

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

It's Friday the day we visit with Jeff Pitts the Managing Editor of Cityview Magazine and chat it up about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines Metro. You'll even get to hear some of our technical difficulty. (Makes it real...right?) On tap today:

  • Iowa Wild Hockey
  • The Des Moines Renaissance Faire;
  • Architecture Walk in DSM;
  • Downtown Farmers Market;
  • The Other Des Moines Renaissance event;
  • (Lots of jousting it would seem.)
  • Barnstormers travel to Sioux Falls;
  • The Des Moines Menace are in action here;
  • The Iowa Cubs are back on Tuesday;
  • Trivia Night at Smash Park
  • Max Wellman and the Big Band is back;
  • Skateboarding is BIG with the Dew Tour.

Thanks for listening!

The Business News Headlines 7 April 2021

Mid-Week and thanks for being here. Today was one of those odd days on Wall Street and we'll share details plus for the interview a massive transformation of a shopping mall in Des Moines, Iowa caught our attention.  But first, the news:

  • Stop working and go for a walk...no, really;
  • Amazon does not want to talk about this;
  • The My Pillow guy is getting hit again;
  • He said "tax breaks have got to go". Stunning;
  • T-Mobile has a new promotion and it's big;
  • Janet Yellen and more tax news;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • It seems Ketchup just can't...catch up.

Plus for the interview the stunning story about how one mall owner is totally transforming one of her properties. Our guest is Liz Holland the CEO of Merle Hay Investors. She'll share a story about the difference between shopping centers in Europe and the U.S. as well as the retail reality that has brought down so many malls. Then we'll get into the amazing transformation of a property in Des Moines, Iowa.  It is...groundbreaking. To listen to that conversation, click here. 

Transforming A Shopping Mall & What A Story!

If you've spent any time listening to our daily newscast you know that we've reported many times about the hollowing out of our nation's shopping malls. As ecommerce shook the bones of retail we watched as department stores, often shopping mall anchors, entering bankruptcy and leaving gaping holes. Then COVID19 came and, for many, finished the job. Some malls have sold out to Amazon to be used as fulfillment centers. Other mall owners are working new tenet arrangements hoping to salvage their business. Some mall owners are totally reimagining their centers and changing everything. Meet Liz Holland the CEO of Merle Hay Investors and the remarkable story behind their goal to totally restructure their business. It's a stunning departure and, perhaps, one of the first in the nation as the Merle Hay Mall becomes..."Hockey Town".

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

 

The Business News Headlines 12 October 2020

Thanks for clicking through again to start off our business week Here are the news headlines we've got ready for you today:

  • Tech ruled the day;
  • Amazon Prime Day & some tips;
  • Oil prices slumped and why;
  • Sure, we've got toilet paper but other things now in short supply;
  • Theaters lose out on yet another feature film;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • A new retail store...that sells only pandemic stuff.

Those stories PLUS a conversation with Steve Wilke-Shapiro who, in the midst of COVID19, decided it was a good time for him to launch his new business. It's a great story about his relationship with people, buildings and architecture. Sequel Architecture is in our Small Business Spotlight.  Click here to listen.  

 

Sequel Architecture in The Small Business Spotlight

We love telling the stories of entrepreneurs and when they launch a new business in the middle of a pandemic...it really becomes special. Meet Steve Wilke-Shapiro who recently launched Sequel Architecture a full service design firm doing business across Iowa. Listen to the thoughtful way Steve approaches each project, some tips on hiring an architect, the story of a 173 year-old building and more.  Meet Steve...in our Small Business Spotlight

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts

Forgive us we spent some time talking about pizza for breakfast. You do...do that...right? We'll chat about a number of fun stuff like pickled herring and nope, Jeff has never had.  Here, once again is Jeff Pitts the managing editor of Cityview Magazine with "Stuff to DO" in the Des Moines, Iowa Metro". Things like MMA fights, the Downtown Des Moines Walking Tour, the drive-in from the Des Moines Playhouse, Max Wellman is opening up Noce (YAY!) and on his birthday yet.  There is a comic book convention coming to town and a home show in Ankeny. And coming up the Cityview Summer Stir...oh yeah.  And lots of stuff in between.  Have some fun already, you've earned it.

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour. 

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The Interesting World of The Fat Plant Society meet Kasey Riley

Wait until you hear this story proving people can create whatever they are passionate about. Kasey Riley is part of the duo behind the very successful Fat Plant Society (go ahead and check the photos but...come back!). She and her designer husband Morton Klinte have created something remarkable in the Kansas City area.  They are called "Moss Walls" and here you will learn more about this amazing business and the real benefits of putting a moss wall i your home or business. Enjoy! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

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